Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes

Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes.

There is one thing you have got to learn about our move

There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.
Fannie Lou Hamer
You don’t have to like everybody, but you have to love everybody.
Fannie Lou Hamer
It was the 31st of August in 1962 that eighteen of us traveled twenty-six miles to the county courthouse in Indianola to try to register to become first-class citizens. We was met in Indianola by policemen, Highway Patrolmen, and they only allowed two of us in to take the literacy test at the time.
Fannie Lou Hamer
People have got to get together and work together. I’m tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Every red stripe in that flag represents the black man’s blood that has been shed.
Fannie Lou Hamer
With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, cause that’s what really happens.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Hate won’t only destroy us. It will destroy these people that’s hating as well.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Black people know what white people mean when they say “law and order”.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I know lots of people in Mississippi who have lost their jobs trying to register to vote.
Fannie Lou Hamer
If I am truly free, who can tell me how much of my freedom I can have today?
Fannie Lou Hamer
One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change – not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.
Fannie Lou Hamer
That’s why I want to change Mississippi. You don’t run away from problems – you just face them.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That’s what God is all about, and that’s where I get my strength.
Fannie Lou Hamer
They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.
Fannie Lou Hamer
If this is a Great Society, I’d hate to see a bad one.
Fannie Lou Hamer